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Thread: Rubbing out a lacquer finish methods

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    Rubbing out a lacquer finish methods

    what are your preferred methods for rubbing out lacquer finishes and how long after its sprayed?
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    When I've done a rubbed out finish, I usually start with fine pumice, soapy water to spritz it and a soft cloth like t-shirt material. I wait a week or so to begin the process. After getting it the way I want it in that step, I switch to rottenstone and repeat the rubbing with soapy water and a cloth. Now, I have also done the rottenstone step using a 6" buffer like you use for car polish. After I'm satisfied with the rubout, I use the buffer to apply and buff out a polish.
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    For your reading pleasure, Jeff comes through.

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    Larry depends on the size of the piece. Sometimes I'll do a similar rub as french polish only with lacquer thinner and briskly rub it out while its still curing.
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    i have some drawer frnts and the tops that i am looking to do..dave.. the drawer frnts need it the worse..
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    2000 wet sand and wax is the quickest, or lay another coat on heavy.
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    the ones i have trouble with are the one that i toned to match the others and used a different gun, so got worse pattern and need to make them right. i took and used some 400 abranet anf then some 1000 mirlorn and think that will fix them.. what is this mirlon lube will something else work? mineral spirits?
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    Rubbing compound.
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    this mirlon lube is for the synthetic steel wools ,, to aid in lubrication of the abrasive.. but i dont have any,, used soapy water thus far
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    to add to the fire.

    A friend uses Howard's Feed N Wax with gray pads. Smells really good, too. Used to be a product called WoolWax. No longer available. I used to give a bottle of Howard's when I delivered a piece and a short instruction sheet on how to care for their new furniture. Howard's is available at HD, etc.
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